Order books for Chevrolet Camaro are now open; first deliveries of the Ford Mustang rival are due in October. Hotter Camaro ZL1 won't make it to Britain

The Chevrolet Camaro is on sale in the UK, costing from £31,755 for the entry-level 2.0-litre coupé.

A V8-engined Camaro is also offered, costing from £37,020 for a manual-transmission coupé. An eight-speed automatic transmission is also available on the V8 Camaro, at a price of £1460. The 2.0-litre turbo Camaro is only available as an automatic.

Among the options on offer on the Camaro are a series of stripes costing £400 or £550 depending on the package, an £1890 convenience and lighting package on the lesser-engined Camaro, magnetic ride suspension on the V8 Camaro (£1460), and a sat-nav on the 2.0-litre turbo. A navigation system comes as standard on the V8-engined car.

In comparison, the Ford Mustang costs £28,995 for the entry-level 2.3-litre Ecoboost coupé, while the V8 model costs from £32,995. Therefore the Camaro is roughly £3500 more expensive than the Mustang with a four-cylinder engine, and £4000 more in V8 guise.

Meanwhile, the 2.0-litre turbo convertible Camaro costs from £35,755, moving up to £41,020 for the V8. The Mustang convertible 2.3-litre Ecoboost is priced around £2000 below this, at £34,495, and £38,495 for the V8 - £2500 below the equivalent Camaro. Prices are set by General Motors’ European division.

Despite the Mustang going on sale in the UK in right-hand drive form, the Camaro will remain as only a left-hand-drive car.

With only one UK dealer distributing the Camaro, based in Virginia Water, Chevrolet is not expecting a landslide of sales; the UK allocation for 2016 is only 15 coupés and 3 convertibles. The distributor expects the vast majority of UK orders will be for V8 coupés, equipped with the optional eight-speed automatic gearbox.

Camaro ZL1 won't come to Britain

The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 has just been revealed in the US as the most powerful production Camaro ever. Its supercharged 6.2-litre V8 produces 650bhp and can accelerate it from 0-60mph in 3.5sec. It's expected to make a for a compelling rival to the future Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, but as with the hot 'Stang, there are no plans to offer the model in the UK.

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11 April 2016
Mustang or Camaro?

Personally I am a Chevrolet man and would take one over the Stang any day. That said, I would have to think carefully because no matter much I wanted it, come resale time a left hooker is far harder to shift.

 

 

It's all about the twisties........

11 April 2016
I'm more GM than Ford. But really £37k for a V8 and its a left hooker. Launched in 2017 canned by 2018. Should've been cheaper or at least the same price as the Mustang. Makes you wonder on the intelligence of the bosses. Didn't sell when they tried a few years ago.

11 April 2016
Can't really see the point of them doing this. Maybe it is to test the waters, to see if there is a need to engineer the next car for RHD markets. I'd personally take the Mustang over this, especially as it is cheaper and currently with the steering wheel on the correct side.

11 April 2016
The 6th generation Camaro is worth the extra - all the US mags reckon it's a much better drivers csr than the Mustang GT - better handling and with the 455hp Corvette V8, certainly much faster. Pity it isn't offered in rhd.

11 April 2016
Why ? For just 18 cars, not even RHD, it's not worth the inevitable bad PR

9 August 2016
totally agree,if there here to get a piece of Ford's bountiful Mustang Pie,then why no RHD?,there are other RHD Markets in the World,Australia for one,i'm sure a muscle bound V8 would sell there too!!!

Peter Cavellini.

11 April 2016
Why don't Ford and GM just produce baby versions that could be sold globally?? Not exactly miniatures but mean-looking coupes.

12 April 2016
Andrew Lee wrote:

Why don't Ford and GM just produce baby versions that could be sold globally?? Not exactly miniatures but mean-looking coupes.

By American standards, Mustang and Camaro ARE their baby versions! Cheap to buy, cheap to run over there. Ford GT and Corvette are their serios sports cars.

12 April 2016
That said, I wouldn't kick a V8 Camaro out of bed.

12 April 2016
Judging by the comments here it seems most would buy a car without thinking, the Camaro is a less superior car than the Mustang, it is an oversized Commodore if you asked me. I hope whoever buys this isn't claustrophobic because it is so inside. 5k more and a LHD, for me the Mustang is a no brainer choice....

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